Activist Joseph Bartolo passes away

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Activist Joseph Bartolo known for his persistent work with the poor and the vulnerable has passed away. The Anti-Poverty Alliance described Bartolo as one of its founding pillars.

His passing away was announced on social media by his daughter who shared a photo of her father and said that the best way she could remember him was smiling.

“Papa you left me too early. At least I know you’re not sad that you couldn’t be yourself anymore!” she wrote.

The Anti-Poverty Alliance also expressed its condolences. The NGO praised Bartolo’s activism in the recent campaign demanding higher minimum wage. The NGO paid tribute to its former chairman Charles Miceli who passed away almost two years ago.

Partit Laburista said Mr Bartolo always stood out for the strength of his principles and praised him for his work on behalf of society’s vulnerable, from the poor to those in need of social housing.